New York On Verge Of Setting Limits For 1,4-Dioxane In Cosmetic Products
Cosmetic cleansing products containing 1,4-dioxane at levels above 1 part per million would be unlawfully marketed in New York beginning in 2023 under legislation passed by the state’s legislature in June. Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly is reviewing the bill.
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Suspected trace carcinogen 1,4-dioxane must be limited to 2 parts per million in personal cleansing products sold in New York after 31 December 2022, and 1 ppm one year later, under recently enacted legislation. More cosmetics news in brief.
Market disruptions, “dramatically” higher prices, lost jobs and negative health consequences all are possible if legislation passed in New York in June to reduce 1,4-dioxane exposures is enacted in its current form, trade organizations say. Cleaning product industry advocates are leading the opposition, but personal-care manufacturers stand to be impacted as well.
Potentially present at trace levels in personal-care products manufactured with ethoxylated materials, 1,4-dioxane is getting regulatory looks from multiple angles at the US state and federal levels. Chemicals law expert Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell discusses potential implications for cosmetics industry players.